I am new to this forum.
What brought me here? Well i have as an adult male always been aware of the prostate and that it can get problematic
I have a family friend who has BPH and has been on regular checkups. He has meds to assist with urinary flow etc and they are now thinking of doing what i believe will be a TURP.
As part of it, his PSA level has been monitored.
So being 50 i decided i should focus a bit more on this area.
Maybe 6 years ago i used a self test kit with a negative result. I didnt know what the trigger levels might be etc
I have no symptoms but was considering a home test kit again (as seen on ebay-advertised as GP test kits). I have done plenty of reading on whether or not to test etc and have come to the conclusion that you can decide not to test and just watch for any symptoms OR test regularly.
Surely if you dont test and just be watchful for symptoms, any disease will have progressed further to be symptomatic?
Is the kit available the same as used in GP surgery or do they actually send sample to lab?
What are the trigger levels for a pos result for such kits?
What are normal PSA levels and what is deemed abnormal/red flag?